FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are excited to welcome back five players from last year’s team who will be returning in 2020. Aaron Anderson (Flagler College), Aaron Ball (Kankakee Community College), Andrew Jack (St. Charles Community College), Sam Novitske (Oregon), Kellen Sarver (University of Illinois) are all set to be a part of the 2020 squad.
Anderson, a redshirt junior from Flagler College, brings a booming bat back to Fond du Lac. Last season, he led the Dock Spiders with a .326 batting average. While playing in 37 games, he hit 4 home runs with 23 RBI.
Ball, a 6’2” sophomore pitcher at Kankakee Community College, led last year’s Dock Spiders team in starts (10). He posted a 2.84 ERA in 44.1 innings pitched.
Jack is currently a freshman at St. Charles Community College in Missouri. The 6’6″ southpaw pitcher appeared in 3 games for the Dock Spiders late last season while picking up 7 strikeouts.
Novitske, a sophomore infielder at Oregon University, is entering his second season with the Ducks. Novitske played for the Dock Spiders last summer and played in 38 games with 145 at bats, finishing the season with 47 hits and a .324 batting average.
Sarver, a junior catcher from the University of Illinois, was one of three Dock Spider players selected to the All Star Game last season. During the 2019 season, he hit .291 and led the team with 220 putouts.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have several great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2020 season. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at www.dockspiders.com.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.dockspiders.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.